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June 2, 2010 Issue
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The MHS Class of 2010 wait for their graduation ceremonies to begin Friday evening. A large crowd was in attendance to help see the group celebrate their achievements.
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Urbano Guerrero won first place in the Lamplight Designs Art competition with his self portrait, " Real Feelings."
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On Monday, May 31th, under a clear blue sky and the blessed shade of the venerable pecan trees on the Courthouse Square, approximately 200 folks gathered together to honor the memory of America’s military men & women who served to defend this great land. Sterling Jordan, himself a WWII veteran and commander of The American Legion Fort Mason Post 285, officiated, and during the ceremony, read the list of those individuals currently serving in the Armed Forces with ties to Ma ...
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Trinity United Methodist Church in Castell, TX is happy to welcome our new pastor, Rev. Wade Powell and his wife Cindy as well as their three children, Afton, Sara, and Ethan. Wade comes to Trinity UMC from serving as the lay leader of the San Angelo district of the Southwest Texas Conference of the United Methodist Church.
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The picture with this story is another example of a moment in the life of my daughter, Jana Ritter, as she and her favorite camera joined me at The Eckert James River Bat Cave Preserve. It absolutely couldn’t "bee" any better!! Although the bats held back on Thursday and Friday nights, on Saturday we had an emergence.
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X is for antioxidants. Antioxidants help to retard the aging process, lower cholesterol levels, decrease risk of atherosclerosis, protect against heart disease and stroke, reduce risk of all types of cancer, slow progression of Alzheimer’s, suppress tumor growth, detoxify carcinogens, protect eyes from macular degeneration, defend the body from pollutants, and protect against COPD (pulmonary disease). Antioxidants protect against oxidation which occurs as a result of normal met ...
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After the storm. Calm. After the day. Night sky. Cobalt blue. Dense as velvet. Embellished with sterling silver stars. And adorned with a moon brooch. Full and round. White porcelain. Pinned just so on the left lapel. Elegant. Aristocratic. Glorious glory. The sky. It belongs to no one. And to everyone. There for the taking. And gazing. Just ...
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Summer is here and it’s time to look for some shade. We enjoyed the rain last week and the flowers and fields are looking great. Thank God for all that He has done for you. Happy birthday wishes go to Wyatt Burdette on June 4th, to Bill Cotter on June 5th, to Brian Fuqua on June 7th and to Sterling Jordan on June 8th.
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Fifteen Minutes of Fame… Four decades have passed since Andy Warhol said it: "In the future, everyone will be world-famous for 15 minutes." When a renowned artist whose "Eight Elvises" painting fetches $100 million makes such a statement, he has the world’s eye—and ear. As to the colorful figure’s prediction, Warhol was wrong—by more than 15 minutes, it should be added—but his observation is not wasted. Hordes of people are strivin ...
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Congratulations to all the Seniors! Enjoy being smarter than anyone in your family! Because, from here on out you’ll be learning just how smart the old folks are! School is out for the summer and it’s time for Camp MeMaw! This is when the grandchildren come for an extended visit and get to do all sorts of stuff.
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Thirty years ago my friends and I used to spend the odd summer Saturday tubing on the Guadalupe River just north of New Braunfels. We generally avoided Schlitterbahn, due to its outrageous prices. They charged something like $15 a head (it’s about $95 now). We went to the river instead, and tried to find a free place to park to save the three bucks the tube rental places charged for parking out there.
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As swimsuit season approaches, so does the season for fresh fruits and vegetables! Are you ready for that sweet, juicy piece of watermelon or lush strawberry or missed the taste of fresh yellow squash or a juicy red tomato? If so, it is time for a delicious summer full of fresh produce! We’ve all heard the old adage "an apple a day keeps the doctor away"
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The Summer Reading Program will continue for the entire month of June. Pre-school through high school are invited to read great books, get a certificate, and have a chance to win some super prizes. Registration for the Summer Reading Program is any Monday – Friday in June, 10:00am – 6:00 pm.
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Character, the Conscience Builder Author’s Note: In publishing the second of my favorite articles I am giving you a little bit of history together with a big dose of "dipping vat philosophy"that, when put together, make a pretty good country story that I now offer you as: CHARACTER, THE CONSCIENCE BUILDER Through the years I have often wondered just why so many kids get into trouble; what is it that is lacking in their minds that allows them to ...
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Honey-Whole Wheat Bread Courtesy: Gold Medal Flour While waiting for some dough to rise for another project, I happened to notice this recipe on the side of the bag of flour. It sounded good, but did not exactly fit the criteria for "practical" baking. Too many steps and too many ingredients plus the two different oven temperature settings make this recipe a bit too involved for regular use around this household.
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05/01/10@0103 - Prowler – Deputy Feuerbacher responded to a prowler call on Lee St. 05/01/10@0208 - Prowler – Deputy Feuerbacher responded to a prowler call on Lee St. 05/01/10@0220 - Animal Call – Animal Control responded to a animal call on Live Oak. 05/01/10@1058 - Theft – Chief Deputy Carson responded to a theft call at Gooch Cemetary. 05/01/10@1848 - Accident – Sheriff Nixon responded to a accident on 87 N. 05/01/10@1 ...
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The Mason Lions Club met Tuesday, May 25th, for its regular weekly luncheon meeting. There were 36 members and 4 visitors in attendance. Lion Glenn Ruthven was responsible for the program and introduced Melinda Biggs of the Texas Dental Association who spoke about the Texas Smiles Program. Mason will host the "Smiles On Wheels"
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Each month, I find myself more and more amazed at how quickly the preceding month as faded into history. When I start updating the dateline on the pages of the newspaper, I marvel at how quickly 2009 became 2010, and how January suddenly became June. The days may drag on, hour by hour, on the slowest of the slow days; but, when taken together, they race by and leave only a scant trace of their passing. I remember those of prior generations warning me years ago that, while I might be ...
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Huddled very close on the slip covered couch, my arms around the two youngest children, I realized that I was not breathing normally but rather hyper-ventilating. The electricity had been off for forty minutes. I had lit several candles earlier so the children wouldn't be frightened: the candle light flickering on the mantle in front of Anna Martin's picture. Anna Martin was the original owner of our small ranch in West Texas.
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The Hilda United Methodist Church is holding a barbecue this coming Sunday, June 6th to celebrate the building of their new parsonage. Serving will begin at 12:30 p.m. on the church grounds and the open house will begin around 1:30 p.m. The community is invited to help us celebrate. The lunch is by donation and all proceeds will go to the parsonage building fund.
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Items for the raffle auction at this weekend's Lilly Joy Gamel benefit are on display at the Mason National Bank. Items include: handmade knife by Mark Terrell, cut smoky quartz, Jon Hart bag and pouch, purse and wallet, decorative armadillo and crosses. Tickets can be purchased and put towards items you wish to win.
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Descendants of John and Jacob Bauer are invited to attend the annual Bauer Reunion on Sunday, June 6. Meet at the former Art Store, 8 miles east of Mason on Highway 29. Gather and visit, beginning at 11 AM. BBQ will be furnished. Please bring a side dish, pictures, stories, memorabilia, and a big appetite!
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Country Music Association of Texas Hall of Famer Leon Rausch will headline a special tribute to Bob Wills and the Texas Playboys at the Llano Country Opry on Saturday, June 5, at the Lantex Theater in downtown Llano. Tickets are on sale at the Llano Chamber of Commerce, Llano National Bank, Lively Computers in Kingsland and KNEL in Brady.
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The first annual Melvin Burns Memorial Scholarship Golf Tournament will be held at Comanche Creek Golf Course this weekend. It is an 18-hole, 4-person scramble, and 2-person, one low ball tournament. There is a 6:30 p.m. shootout on Friday, June 4th. Entry Fee is $100.00 Per Event/Per Person. Contact Comanche Creek Golf Course 325-347-5798 for more information.
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"Catch the Reading Express" and travel to places far and near through the wonderful world of books.The Mason County M. Beven Eckert Memorial Library and the Texas State Library and Archives Commission are sponsoring children and teen summer reading programs that offer the opportunity to read great books, win prizes, and get a certificate. The reading programs began June 1 and end June 30.
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Mrs. Mona Lois Schmidt took the 6th graders on a field trip to the Nimitz Museum in Fredericksburg, where they discovered many interesting facts about Fleet Admiral Nimitz's life, the history of the Pacific Theater of World War II and Texas involvement in the war.
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The Mason High School class of 1965 gathered at Richard and Joan Kettner Lindley's ranch off the Kettner/Willman Road in Mason, Texas, on Saturday, May 22, 2010, for their forty-fifth class reunion. A great time of sharing memories and a barbecue meal was enjoyed by all who attended. As always, Manuel Martinez did a great job cooking the brisket.
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On June 6, 1944, one of the largest maritime invasions in history took place on the shores of Normandy, France. On this day, 160,000 Western Allied forces came ashore in a massive effort to liberate mainland Europe from Nazi occupation in World War II. General Dwight D. Eisenhower called the operation a crusade in which "we will accept nothing less than full victory."
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The Heart of Texas Chapter of The Daughters of the Republic of Texas recently enjoyed a field trip to Menard to visit the Presidio de San Saba, the Ditch Walk and the Menardville Museum. Joining them at the museum was Mr. Jim Kniffin, local curator and history buff. Mr. Kniffin is well known in Brady as well as Menard as a retired History teacher and tennis coach.
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Mason High School art students were honored with a closing reception on Wednesday, May 19th at the Northside Café for the 6th Annual Lamplight Designs Art Competition. Family and friends were on hand to view 51 entries displaying a wide range of medium. First place winner was freshman Urbano Guerrero with his self portrait in oil titled, "Real Feelings,"
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San Antonio, TX – Gabe Jennings and James Perlichek of Mason County, will participate in the Texas Brigades program this summer. They were selected based on their academic records, interest in wildlife and natural resources, and leadership abilities. The Texas Brigades’ mission is to empower high school youth with the necessary skills and knowledge in wildlife and fisheries, habitat conservation, land and water stewardship, team-building, communication, and leadership to ...
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The Reality Show, Survivor, has ended and our Grandson, Colby Donaldson, nearly won it. Thanks, to all who supported him. His plan was to play the game differently than twice before, and he ended up the last Hero in the game. That is all behind him now, and he has moved on to another Reality Show.
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The beautiful home of Bob and Carol Dyal was the site for "the end of the year" party for Riata Service Organization. During the early evening, appetizers and drinks were served to Riata members, spouses and guests. The Sister's Caterers served a delicious meal of chicken breast with wild rice, grilled veggies and a desert. After a short business meeting the meeting was adjourned.
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Each spring, a nation-wide high school arts competition is sponsored by the Members of the U.S. House of Representatives. The Congressional Art Competition is an opportunity to recognize and encourage the artistic talent in the nation, as well as in each congressional district. An Artistic Discovery This year two Mason High School art students placed in the 11th District Art Competition held at Texas Tech University at Highland Lakes (Marble Falls).
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Angelo State University conferred degrees upon 366 students during 2009 Fall commencement exercises December 12 in San Angelo, Texas. Areas of undergraduate academic study at ASU lead to the following degrees: Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.), Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.), Bachelor of General Studies (B.G.S.), Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies (B.I.S.), Bachelor of Music (B.M.), Bachelor of Science (B.S.), Bachelor of Science Nursing (B.S.N. ...
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Wednesday, June 2, 2010 • Posted June 2, 2010
The Mason County Grand Jury met on April 30 and May 24. The following indictments were returned during those meetings. Antonio Lira - Assault Family Violence, 05/24/2010 Jody Edmund Eckert - DWI 3rd Offense, 05/24/2010 Kimberly L. Kring - Tampering with Physical Evidence, 04/30/2010 David Micheal Alm - Injury to a Child, 04/30/2010
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West Central Wireless, Five Star Wireless, Mid-Tex Cellular and Central Texas Telephone Cooperative proudly announce the awarding of 61 scholarships totaling more than $37,000 to the high school seniors listed below. According to Mike Higgins, Jr., Chief Executive Officer of Central Texas Telephone Co-op and General Manager of West Central Wireless, Five Star Wireless, and Mid-Tex Cellular, a graduating senior was chosen from each of the 61 public high schools within the boundary of ...
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Lillie Craven, age 79 of Llano, Texas, passed away Monday, May 24, 2010. She was born to Essie (Tyler) and Charles Justis in Melvin, Texas, July 24, 1930. She married Nellum Leon Craven June 29, 1946 in San Saba, Texas. She was a member of Pittsburg Avenue Baptist Church and a local business owner.